ICDD Awards - Distinguished Fellowship Award 2016

Andy Roberts (left) accepting Distinguished Fellow award from Scott Misture (right)

The 2016 ICDD Spring Meetings provided the ideal venue for the Board of Directors to honor two existing ICDD Fellows by naming them as 2016 Distinguished Fellows. This award was established to further recognize Fellows who have given long and meritorious service to the ICDD. During the Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, 17 March 2016, ICDD's Chairman, Scott Misture, had the pleasure of announcing the newest recipients of this prestigious award: Ray Goehner, formerly of Sandia National Labs and Andy Roberts, formerly of the Geological Survey of Canada.

Andy Roberts was honored with the Distinguished Fellow award. The quality of the Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF®), particularly the Minerals and Metals & Alloys entries, has been significantly improved due to Andy's extensive contributions.

For over three decades, Andy has served as a very active member of the Minerals and Metals & Alloys Editorial Task Groups. As a worldrenowned expert in minerals nomenclature, Andy has reviewed all mineral entries in the PDF, prior to publication, and also added information on mineral location. As a participant on the Metals & Alloys Task Group, Andy contributes his expertise by performing Pearson Symbol Code reviews and assigning structure prototypes. In addition, Andy has served ICDD as a Consulting/Contributing Editor of the Powder Diffraction File.

Collectively, Andy's efforts, many of which are volunteer efforts, have enhanced the quality of the PDF, allowing ICDD to continue as the world center for quality diffraction data. His dedication to serving the ICDD, as well as the scientific community as a whole, is evident in his tireless efforts. Andy is also a recipient of the 2012 McMurdie Award, when he was similarly acknowledged for his extensive ICDD contributions.

Congratulations Andy! Thank you for your service!



Read more about the continually growing list of ICDD Distinguished Fellows.